March 30, 2009

Global Warming Expedition Navigates by Lacy Panties, Plans Swim to North Pole

Catlin Arctic Panties.jpgSeeking to measure the ice thickness at the North Pole, the Prince Charles-funded Catlin Arctic Expedition has to rely a pair of lacy woman's panties to navigate on the 700-mile trek.

Since the cold temperatures have disabled GPS instruments and proximity to magnetic North has confounded compasses, the researchers navigate using the position of the Sun, when it can be seen, and wind direction as indicated by a pair of lacy panties attached to a ski pole.

Thus far, the expedition has trekked 62 miles and expects to reach the North Pole in May or June after swimming through open water.

Comical, eh?

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